I’ve been meaning to set out my views about the Labour’s position on Brexit and the in my view frequently unfair and very often plain wrong views of it from much of the hard remain community (to which I myself align). Yesterday there was an excellent and civil discussion between Femi of OFOC and Owen Jones who is closely aligned to the Labour leadership.
I am a Labour member who has also funded OFOC but was very frustrated recently by the attack posters they created aimed at Labour shadow cabinet individuals that I felt were highly counterproductive.
The thread is here, you may want to focus largely on Femi and Owen’s comments themselves.
That is kinda the point though. In any future vote, you won't have the majority of the establishment telling people which way to vote. You'll have ordinary people making the case to protect their own futures and jobs.— Femi (@Femi_Sorry) June 26, 2018
My summary of the key areas of disagreement are:
- The extent of the damage any Brexit would do and how it would prevent Labour making their desired changes to the country.
- The likelihood of a remain success in a People’s Vote.
- The possibility of a People’s Vote triggering a far right surge.
- The effect on the path of the Brexit process that Labour coming out explicitly for a People’s Vote would have.
Now on some of these points I lean more to Owen’s view and on others to Femi’s view.